Year: 2003 Source: Unique Opportunities, v.13, no.3, (May/June 2003), 4p. SIEC No: 20070033

Nearly 20% of people who die by suicide make contact with their primary care provider in the week before their death, & nearly 40% make contact within one month of death. This article provides information for physicians on the epidemiology of suicide in the United States, high risk groups, data collection, risk factors, & strategies shown to be successful in reducing suicides.